Lush European Style Wedding Inspiration

So, I’m bumping today’s scheduled post to share a styled shoot that I had the pleasure of designing the paper and printed items for.  The shoot was/is for a wedding magazine that hit newsstands this week, and we are now free to share all the prettiness.  I love styled shoots.  Love them.  Probably the thing I love most about them is working with fabulous creatives, which I’m sure I’ve said one too many times.  Melissa Nickel, owner Blossom Sweet, asked me to collaborate on a shoot and I jumped at the chance because her floral work is off-the-charts (see for yourself … again) and because Alixann Loosle was joining the party and photographing the whole day.  Alix’s work is incredible; no doubt you’ve seen her work before.  Honestly, the entire crew of vendors was tops, and I was thrilled at the honor of being able to work with them.  (Informally, I was just looking forward to hanging out behind the scenes with everyone.)

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The day of the shoot turned out to be surprisingly cold.  It was late spring/early summer that we shot it (can you believe we could wait that long without giving any little peeks?) so normally it would have been the most beautiful weather.  However, since there can never be a styled shoot without a hiccup or two (just like a wedding,) we were huddled in the corners and behind trees.

I did the invitation suite, thank you sign and the printed details.  I studied watercolor in high school and the first part of college, then left it to learn how to throw pottery.  I came back to watercolor a number of years ago when I dove into the wedding world – this suite is going to be available in my shop later this month.  For the menus, I used a lovely calligraphy font, Jacques and Giles, and had them screen printed in grey on linen napkins.  You’d be surprised to know that screen printing isn’t all that expensive, plus a pretty printed napkin could easily double as a favor.


Design & Styling: Blossom Sweet  |  Photography:  Alixann Loosle Photography  |  Venue & Catering:  Thanksgiving Point  |  Floral:  Blossom Sweet  |  Hair & Makeup:  Versa Artistry  |  Gown and accessories:  The Brides’ Shop  |  Suit:  Dress Code  |  Stationery and Menus:  Peter Loves Jane  |  Cake:  Layers Cake  |  Ring:  J. Brooks, SLC  |  Lounge Area Furniture:  Gatehouse No. 1  |  Event Rentals:  RSVP Party Rental  |  Models:  Emilee Clark, Justin Nickle


  1. Sara Jan 10, 2014

    I’m in love with this. It couldn’t be any prettier and honestly, it’s about time that macaron cakes got some flower power!!

    • nikkol Jan 11, 2014

      The cake IS incredible! Trying to resist the temptation to sneak one from the back was nearly impossible!

  2. Jessica (Coco/Mingo) Jan 10, 2014

    Such a gorgeous shoot!! I am in love with the dress! These photos make me feel like I jumped into “The Secret Garden” which I was so in love with as a kid – dream come true!

    • nikkol Jan 11, 2014

      The Secret Garden was my favorite book, too! I have yet to convince my kids to even attempt to read it yet, though….

  3. How gorgeous! Do you happen to know where I can find that cake pedestal?

    • nikkol Apr 22, 2014

      You know, I’m not sure. I remember people were talking about it…you could email Julie at Layers Cake (link is in the credits) and see if she can direct you. Good luck!


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